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Alternative routes emerge for Cancun motorists during construction of new airport road system

Cancun, Q.R. — Alternative routes during the remodeling of Cancun’s Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard are being worked out. A portion of the city’s roadway remodel project includes a cloverleaf system at the Cancun International Airport.

Topography work began June 25. The cloverleaf roadway system is expected to be complete in October of 2023. During that time, motorists will have to use alternative routes to enter and exit the airport until the new structure is finished.

According to ASUR, the entry lanes to the airport from the city of Cancun will not be altered, as will the exit to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. During cloverleaf construction, the roads will be closed to allow building, but it will be done sequentially and during the first half of 2023.

The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) reports vehicles leaving the Cancun airport can use the current bridge, going in the direction of the hotel zone at the Fonatur roundabout, return to take the detour at the gas station and join Colosio Boulevard behind.

For vehicles leaving the airport and heading toward Playa del Carmen and Tulum, there are currently no changes. Motorists can use the current deviation to the right before reaching the bridge to join Colosio Boulevard.

Vehicles coming from Tulum and Playa del Carmen to the airport in south-north circulation will take a deviation toward the Cancun Hotel Zone until the Fonatur roundabout toward the airport bridge.

Vehicles circulating on Colosio Boulevard from north to south and heading to the Cancun Hotel Zone must return to the entrance of the Moon Palace Hotel to join Colosio and take the deviation where the CNA radar is located toward the hotel zone.

Motorists coming from the hotel zone and heading toward the city of Cancun will need to take the detour to the gas station and join Colosio Boulevard behind it.